Klezmer tunes will be featured at Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns - The sounds of Klezmer music will be heard in the Skene Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m.
The Saints of Swing, led by bandleader David Winograd, is an extraordinary collection of musicians providing an ultimate experience in classic Klezmer music. Richard Chiger, who has been singing klezmer since he was a small child, brings a fresh, warm, vibrant and authentic interpretation to this kind of music.
Klezmer music originated in the villages and the ghettos of Eastern Europe, where itinerant Jewish troubadours, known as ‘Klezmorim,’ performed at joyful events, particularly weddings, from the early middle ages. It was inspired with secular melodies, popular dances, as well as with the ‘nigunim’, the simple and often wordless melodies intended by the orthodox Jews for approaching God in a kind of ecstatic communion.
Through its artistic copiousness and its distinctive sound, Klezmer music is unique, easily recognizable and universally appreciated, both by ethnic insiders and larger audiences all around the world.
The performance is funded by a grant from The Pasternak Family Foundation. Admission is $6. Call 254-4581 for more information.